I spoke with Tom today, and he gave me permission to give this a go. Of my posts on this forum, none seem to elicit more attention than the triathlon/triathlete posts. So, we're going to do a sticky thread in the forum, and if it takes off, we'll get a little sub-forum of our own!
So, why, you may ask, do we need a triathlon sticky/sub-forum, when we already have a regular triathlon forum just a click away?! Well, I'll tell you: Because much like in our regular forum, plus-sized triathletes have some unique concerns and interests that other triathletes don't share. Like, try going into a multi-sport shop and finding a wetsuit for the uber-clyde. Not gonna happen! Your race doesn't have a Clydesdale/Athena division? No problem, we can talk about how to suggest one. Thinking about "Trying a tri" but not sure how? There are tons of resources out there.
So, this will be our place to talk specifically about the needs of larger triathletes.
I'm certainly not an expert, but I'm willing to research anything, and I'm sure we can find some folks who can help us out
As this is currently a sticky, I'll be updating the initial post with information as we build the discussion, and hopefully get to the point of a solid FAQ for the Clydesdale/Athena triathlon pack!
I haven't written one of these kinds of posts in a while, so we'll start the thread with introductions (Just copy and paste the format below):
# of Triathlons completed: 3
Longest race: Sprint (750m/23K/5k)
Next Race: Sprint 9/27/09 - Nantasket Beach Triathlon
One piece of advice for fellow racers: Read the book "Slow Fat Triathlete"!!